“Margarete Hahner: Heimlich” debuted at Track 16 Gallery on March 11, 2023. If you missed the art party, not to worry… the solo exhibition will remain on view through April 15, 2023.
The German word Heimlich in this case refers to “secretive” and/or “cozy.” Freud referenced Heimlich to invoke “buried beneath.” In America, reference is usually to Dr. Henry Heimlich (the originator of the abdominal thrust).
Highly influenced by the Catholic imagery of her childhood in Bamberg, Bavaria, much of the artist’s early work related to church art and church windows, wherein stories were conveyed in simple images.
Margarete Hahner, who lives primarily in Los Angeles, was born in Bamberg, Germany. After obtaining a Master’s Degree in Painting in Karlsruhe, Germany (where she studied with the Danish painter Per Kirkeby), she lived and worked in Europe, settling in Berlin in 1988, just before the wall came down. In 2006, she moved her studio to Los Angeles.
On view: March 11, 2023 – April 15, 2023
What: “Margarete Hahner: Heimlich”
Where: Track 16 Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave, Suite 1005, LA, 90015